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September 22, 2013 11:17:19 AM

Hey, I go by Don. I have an old laptop drive which although I know the files are not there (cause when I fixed the laptop after 4 years, I had to reinstall Windows and all that), I want to try recovering them. See, I need to connect the hard drive to my PC with a ATA/IDE adapter, but the pins are different from normal ones. I took some pics of it including one of the info and two of the connector pins.

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September 22, 2013 12:54:18 PM

I cant see your pic from work but you can google the drives model # to see if its sata or laptop ide (which differes from desktop IDE in that it has pins for power also).

Either way this kit should get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you want to mount the laptop ide drive internally then an adapter is all you need along with a pc that has an IDE port/cable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need to mount the laptop drive into a sata pc you will need the above adapter along with an ide to sata converter such as this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like to add that if its been a long time since these files were wiped out and the drive has been in use that you have very little chance of recovering them.
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September 22, 2013 2:03:15 PM

Travelstar 80GN Quick Installation Guide:
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/78090BF33...$file/T80gn_ig.pdf

Product Summary - Hitachi Travelstar 80GN (contains signal definitions):
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/A25EA52A5...$file/T80gn_ps.pdf

HDD Specification - Hitachi Travelstar 80GN:
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/85CC1FF9F...$file/80GNSpec2.0.pdf

Section 7.0 shows the connector diagram and jumper locations.

It appears that you need an enclosure with a standard 44-pin 2.5" IDE interface.
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September 22, 2013 4:51:38 PM

popatim said:
I cant see your pic from work but you can google the drives model # to see if its sata or laptop ide (which differes from desktop IDE in that it has pins for power also).

Either way this kit should get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you want to mount the laptop ide drive internally then an adapter is all you need along with a pc that has an IDE port/cable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need to mount the laptop drive into a sata pc you will need the above adapter along with an ide to sata converter such as this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like to add that if its been a long time since these files were wiped out and the drive has been in use that you have very little chance of recovering them.


You REALLY need to see the pics (there are 3 in one album.) See, i have a kit, but the ide is completely different. It's not pins, but these vertical rectangles. It came from an HP laptop, if that helps. The pics include all the info, but the model number is IC25N060ATMR04-0. Thanks for the reply, though.

EDIT:Might be this strange cover which worked for the laptop. Pulling it out now, it's very tight. I can see the pins.
EDIT 2: Got it!
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September 22, 2013 4:56:41 PM

Donultimite said:
popatim said:
I cant see your pic from work but you can google the drives model # to see if its sata or laptop ide (which differes from desktop IDE in that it has pins for power also).

Either way this kit should get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you want to mount the laptop ide drive internally then an adapter is all you need along with a pc that has an IDE port/cable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need to mount the laptop drive into a sata pc you will need the above adapter along with an ide to sata converter such as this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like to add that if its been a long time since these files were wiped out and the drive has been in use that you have very little chance of recovering them.


You REALLY need to see the pics (there are 3 in one album.) See, i have a kit, but the ide is completely different. It's not pins, but these vertical rectangles. It came from an HP laptop, if that helps. The pics include all the info, but the model number is IC25N060ATMR04-0. Thanks for the reply, though.


There is a removable adapter attached to the drive. Remove that block, and the standard 44-pin interface is right behind it. It may take a bit of force to remove it.

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September 22, 2013 5:18:56 PM

cklaubur said:
Donultimite said:
popatim said:
I cant see your pic from work but you can google the drives model # to see if its sata or laptop ide (which differes from desktop IDE in that it has pins for power also).

Either way this kit should get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you want to mount the laptop ide drive internally then an adapter is all you need along with a pc that has an IDE port/cable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need to mount the laptop drive into a sata pc you will need the above adapter along with an ide to sata converter such as this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like to add that if its been a long time since these files were wiped out and the drive has been in use that you have very little chance of recovering them.


You REALLY need to see the pics (there are 3 in one album.) See, i have a kit, but the ide is completely different. It's not pins, but these vertical rectangles. It came from an HP laptop, if that helps. The pics include all the info, but the model number is IC25N060ATMR04-0. Thanks for the reply, though.


There is a removable adapter attached to the drive. Remove that block, and the standard 44-pin interface is right behind it. It may take a bit of force to remove it.

Casey


Yeah, just did it before i read this. Thanks anyway!
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